Napoli forward Jose Callejon has urged teammate Gonzalo Higuain to stay in Naples, despite interest from the likes of Juventus and Arsenal.
The 29-year-old also claimed that he has a very close relationship with Higuain, and that he hasn’t heard anything about him wanting to leave.
Higuain enjoyed his most prolific Serie A season to date last campaign, topping the charts with 36 goals in 35 games, which smashed the Serie A record for most goals scored in one season.
His unrivalled form in front of goal has led to Arsenal, who are in desperate need of a new striker, and Juventus, who finished nine points above Napoli to win the league, both becoming interested in the Argentina international.
But Callejon feels confident the 28-year-old will stay put as Napoli aim to win their first Serie A title in 26 years next season.
“I want him to stay here at Napoli,” Callejon said, as quoted by Goal.
”I have played with him for the last three seasons, two at Napoli and one at Real Madrid, and I now have a strong relationship with him.
“I have not heard anything from Higuain that he wants to leave. A lot of the news at this time of year is just mere speculation. It would be a shame if he is not with us next season.”
Napoli have already secured their first summer signing this summer, with central defender Lorenzo Tonelli arriving from Empoli for €10m.
The signing could suggest that longstanding Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly could finally be on his way to West London after months of speculation.